Building a Bridge of Trust: The role of peer education in tackling CSE

Straight Talking has published a report on the role of peer education in tackling Child Sexual Exploitation. Key findings include: peer educators have a vital role to play in engaging with victims and those at risk - raising awareness of the risks of CSE and coercion, helping to understand the scale and nature of the problem in an area and building a much needed bridge of trust between victims and the statutory agencies charged with protecting them.

Agenda call for Advisory Group members

Agenda and AVA, with support from the Barrow Cadbury Trust, are undertaking a mapping exercise to establish the extent to which specialist services for women facing multiple disadvantage exist in different sectors and locations across England and Wales. They are looking for people with expertise in this area to form an advisory group to guide and inform this work. This will involve attending 3-4 meetings in the May-September period and one towards the end of the project (early 2017) and helping to shape the project’s outputs via email.

Sanitary Towel Protest in Newcastle City Centre

An article in the Evening Chronicle states that sanitary towels have been appearing on lamp-posts and cash points across the city, with feminist slogans written on them. The messages taped to the pads include: "rape: it happens here" and "it's not sex when she's wasted", along with the hashtag #WeBelieveYou  

Huge Cuts to Refuge Funding Threaten Survival of National Network

At the NEEVAWG network meeting on 21st April, Claire Philipson (CEO of Wearside Women in Need) gave a presentation on the potential catastrophic impact of the Governments proposal to cap the amount of housing benefit for supported accommodation - including refuge. The cap, which is due to be applied from April 2018, could cut revenue from housing benefit by up to 80% and will almost certainly result in the wholesale closure of refuges across England and Wales.

Taking Forward Women Centred Solutions - A new guide

Women Centred Working initiative has published a new guide to help councils and their partners explore potential benefits that doing things in a ‘women centred’ way can bring to local services and communities.

Taking Forward Women Centred Solutions demonstrates how gendered approaches can help unlock solutions to complex problems and deliver multiple outcomes for vulnerable women and their families – whilst making better use of public resources.

Taking Forward Women Centred Solutions - A new guide

Women Centred Working initiative has published a new guide to help councils and their partners explore potential benefits that doing things in a ‘women centred’ way can bring to local services and communities.

Taking Forward Women Centred Solutions demonstrates how gendered approaches can help unlock solutions to complex problems and deliver multiple outcomes for vulnerable women and their families – whilst making better use of public resources.

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